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Anita Hinson Cauthen


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Thank You, Come Back to See Us

Step inside the Lancaster Bakery, a place with family history as rich as the delicious treats that can be found there.  This memoir cookbook shares stories of an extended bakery family in a small Southern town during the '50s and '60s.  The book celebrates the sweet and savory memories of the author's childhood and the bond she formed with her twin sister.  With recipes and stories for each season, LANCASTER BAKERY: Thank You, Come Back to See Us is both a culinary and literary delight.

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. . . this is more than a look at the bakery's history as it includes complex topics like segregation . . . The bakery's story is heartwarmingly told, tender and compassionate.  The recipes that made it famous and the photographs that illustrate it make this a book to cherish.

- Emily-Jane Hills Oxford for Readers' Favorite

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From the processes, interactions, and personal and business relationships of the extended family that ran this icon of success to its intimate depiction of bygone times, and a vanished way of life,  Lancaster Bakery pairs sweet memories with bakery recipes adapted for home cooks in a manner that will delight readers seeking more than just another collection of restaurant specialties.

-Diane Donovan for Midwest Book Review

Lancaster Bakery is beautifully presented, with easy-to-follow recipes, stunning black-and-white photography, and carefully considered, endearing stories about childhood.  These aren't sugar-coated memories either, and many will get readers in the emotional breadbasket.

-Michael Gardner for Readers' Favorite

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About Anita Hinson Cauthen

ANITA HINSON CAUTHEN grew up in the small, Southern textile town of Lancaster, South Carolina.  Her youth centered on her extended family of eight and the family business, the Lancaster Bakery.  Over the last few years, Anita has worked on converting the bakery's most popular recipes from large batches of sweets to small batches suitable for home baking.  Her book also includes memories of the joy, conflict, and sadness of living with an identical twin sister who had epilepsy.  In memory of her sister, the author is donating ten percent of her book royalties to the Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsy.com).